The Cubs are finally the world champs, and last night’s baseball game was one of the best Colin has ever seen. It wasn’t the best game ever in terms of execution, but the managing mistakes, drama and urgency of every pitch made it one of the best baseball games ever, warts and all.
“It comes down to one of the great, great, four hour baseball extravaganzas I’ve ever seen.”
The real story with the Cubs is GM Theo Epstein, and his second curse-busting World Series championship. Epstein’s success with the Red Sox and now the Cubs, shows that baseball success has more to do with GM’s and players than it does managers.
“Curses are an excuse for losers. Theo Epstein has gone into two curses. In Boston, he showed up there at 28 years old in 2002. They won a World Series in 2004 and 2007. There’s your curse. He shows up in Chicago in 2012. In 2016, they win the World Series. There’s your curse. Some people are just better.”
Colin thinks the Cubs will only improve next year, because they have a loaded young roster, and get Kyle Schwarber back healthy for the year, and have money to spend to improve the roster. That’s all thanks to Epstein. We could be watching the birth of the next great American sports franchise.
Also, Greg Cosell joins the show to break down the tape from NFL Week 8. What does the film say?
Joe Buck – Fox Sports Broadcaster joins the show to discuss calling last night’s Game 7, his opinions on some of the managerial decisions, how he felt the rain delay effected the game, Kyle Schwarber’s impact on the Series, and why the game would have been called if it didn’t finish in the 10th.
Jack Del Rio – Oakland Raiders Head Coach joins the show to discuss the development of his young team, the difficulty of changing a losing culture, taking risks with the game on the line, and his thoughts on franchise quarterback Derek Carr.
Greg Cosell – Executive Producer of NFL Matchup and NFL Films makes his weekly appearance to break down the film on the latest performances across the NFL, including: Wentz vs. Prescott, the real reason Cam Newton takes a lot of hits, why Russell Wilson is struggling, and Derek Carr’s career day.
Michael Vick – 13-year NFL veteran and subject of his NFL Network documentary, Michael Vick: A Football Life on whether he misses playing in the NFL, what his life was like during the height of his fame, how he’s matured over the years, and which coaches influenced him the most in his personal growth.